Falk­lands ours in 20 years, says top Argie

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AR­GENTINA’S for­eign min­is­ter has claimed that his coun­try will con­trol the Falk­land Is­lands within 20 years.

Vis­it­ing Lon­don for the first time, Hec­tor Timer­man ruled out a mil­i­tary so­lu­tion to the long-stand­ing dis­pute over sovereignty but said that Bri­tain was in­ter­na­tion­ally iso­lated in its claim to the is­lands.

In a joint in­ter­view with leftie news­pa­pers The Guardian and The In­de­pen­dent he said the Bri­tish were “fa­nat­ics” and that they were only in­ter­ested in the is­lands be­cause of oil re­serves.

“The United King­dom has never missed an op­por­tu­nity to miss an op­por­tu­nity to find a so­lu­tion for the Malv­inas (the Ar­gen­tine name for the is­lands),” said Timer­man ( above). “I don’t think it will take an­other 20 years. I think that the world is go­ing through a process of un­der­stand­ing more and more that this is a colo­nial is­sue, and that the peo­ple liv­ing there were trans­ferred to the is­lands.

“There is not a coun­try in the world which sup­ports the right of the UK to gov­ern over the Malv­inas. Not one.”

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